Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Goodies - Good for the Soul vs Good for the Body
#1 Viewpoint: Here is the first one, and the one that (per my observation) is more dominant over the other: "Goodies are bad for you." (That is perhaps for lack of better wording.)
To elaborate - these are the foods and/or drinks that are talked about by some sort of respected authority as being unhealthy. To be more specific - they're yummy, but considered unhealthy, and possibly proven to have negative effects on the body - especially when taken on a regular basis. These are the foods/drinks that people make new year's resolutions about - the ones not to take, eat, drink, etc. Usually people resolve to not indulge in them, do anyway and then spend time and energy feeling guilty about it.
#2 Viewpoint: "Too much deprivation is bad for you." This could also be stated, "Having goodies once is a while is actually good for you." Again - to be specific here - we are talking about foods and drinks that are well-known as having unhealthy properties to them. What I have found - and what I have gotten agreement on from my doctor and nutritionist - is this: If someone is generally eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle, their bodies and minds will be able to easily handle some no-no's once in a while.
Please understand - I am NOT saying that eating pizza every day is great because it makes you happy. That's kind of like saying that there is nothing wrong with a McDonalds McDouble with Cheese - especially ten of them or whatever. =)
But - it's also not a good thing to go through life forcing him or herself to never have their favorite "naughty" foods. That's just no fun at all, and without going into great detail I will say this - it's healthier to do it once in a while than not to do it at all.
That's all I have to say 'bout that.
Have a fabulistic day!